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How is software developed at Amazon?

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How is software developed at Amazon? Get a couple of prime pizzas delivered and watch this excellent interview with Ken Exner, GM of AWS Developer Tools. It's notable Ken is from the tools group, because progress in an industry is almost always made possible by the development of better tools.

From bare-metal to Kubernetes

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This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. Hardware infrastructure. The scalability and maintainability issue.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud.

A Hybrid Cloud Approach from FraudGuard.io that Handles 50M Requests a Day

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div align="center">. This is a guest post from Ryan Averill at FraudGuard.io. At FraudGuard.io we are a team of just a few developers; all working with our customers to try to make their applications as safe as possible.

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Give Meaning to 100 Billion Events a Day — The Shift to Redshift

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In part one , we described our Analytics data ingestion pipeline, with BigQuery sitting as our data warehouse. However, having our analytics events in BigQuery is not enough. Most importantly, data needs to be served to our end-users. TL;DR?—?Teads —?Teads

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Who's Hiring? Sisu Data is looking for machine learning engineers who are eager to deliver their features end-to-end, from Jupyter notebook to production, and provide actionable insights to businesses based on their first-party, streaming, and structured relational data. Apply here. T riplebyte lets exceptional software engineers skip screening steps at hundreds of top tech companies like Apple, Dropbox, Mixpanel, and Instacart. Make your job search O (1), not O ( n ). Apply here.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 1st, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: 10 years of AWS architecture increasing simplicity or increasing complexity? Michael Wittig ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them.

Design Of A Modern Cache—Part Deux

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This is a guest post by Benjamin Manes , who did engineery things for Google and is now doing engineery things as CTO of Vector. The previous article described the caching algorithms used by Caffeine , in particular the eviction and concurrency models.

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How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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With the enormous attack surface of cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP, why aren't there more security problems? Data breaches and cyber attacks occur daily. How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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MySQL High Availability Framework Explained – Part III: Failover Scenarios

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In this three-part blog series, we introduced a High Availability (HA) Framework for MySQL hosting in Part I, and discussed the details of MySQL semisynchronous replication in Part II.

Auth0 Architecture: Running In Multiple Cloud Providers And Regions

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This is article was written by Dirceu Pereira Tiegs, Site Reliability Engineer at Auth0, and originally was originally published in Auth0. Auth0 provides authentication, authorization, and single sign-on services for apps of any type (mobile, web, native) on any stack.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 11th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: The modern day inner sanctum revealed for all to experience. Nausea no extra charge. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. Need cloud? Consume Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (35 nearly 5 star reviews).

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 22nd, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Isn't inetd a better comp? link ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 39 mostly 5 star reviews.

How ShiftLeft Uses PostgreSQL Extension TimescaleDB

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This article is written by Preetam Jinka , Senior Infrastructure Engineer at ShiftLeft. Originially published as Time Series at ShiftLeft. Time series are a major component of the ShiftLeft runtime experience.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 23rd, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Curious how SpaceX's satellite constellation works? Here's some fancy FCC reverse engineering magic. Delay is Not an Option: Low Latency Routing in Space , Murat ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 35 mostly 5 star reviews.

2019 Database Trends – SQL vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single vs. Multiple Database Use

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Wondering which databases are trending in 2019 ? We asked hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders at DeveloperWeek to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks. Get the latest insights on MySQL , MongoDB , PostgreSQL , Redis , and many others to see which database management systems are most favored this year. SQL vs. NoSQL

What do you believe now that you didn't five years ago? Centralized wins. Decentralized loses.

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Decentralized systems will continue to lose to centralized systems until there's a driver requiring decentralization to deliver a clearly superior consumer experience. Unfortunately, that may not happen for quite some time.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 8th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: A highly simplified diagram of serverless. ( @jbesw ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 40 mostly 5 star reviews.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 15th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Opportunity crossed over the rainbow bridge after 15 years of loyal service. " Our beloved Opportunity remains silent.". Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 9th, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: @b0rk. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (30 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!)

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 25th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: My god, it's full of synapses! ( 3D map of a fly's brain ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please go to Patreon and do what comes natural. Need cloud? Stand under Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (35 nearly 5 star reviews).

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 22nd, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Van Gogh? Nope. A satellite image of phytoplankton populations or algae blooms in the Baltic Sea. NASA ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 1st, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Memory module for the Apollo Guidance Computer (Mike Stewart). The AGC weighed 70 pounds and had 2048 words of RAM in erasable core memory and 36,864 words of ROM in core rope memory. It flew to the moon. Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 4th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Solar system? Nope, the beauty is in your head— neural art. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. Need cloud? Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (34 almost 5 star reviews).

Intro to Redis Cluster Sharding – Advantages, Limitations, Deploying & Client Connections

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Redis Cluster is the native sharding implementation available within Redis that allows you to automatically distribute your data across multiple nodes without having to rely on external tools and utilities. At ScaleGrid, we recently added support for Redis Clusters on our platform through our fully managed Redis hosting plans.

The Anna Key-Value Store Now Has 355x the Performance of DynamoDB for the Dollar

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New databases used to be announced seemingly every week. While database neogenesis has slowed down considerably, it has not gone necrotic.

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

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PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 21st, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Have a very scalable Xmas everyone! See you in the New Year. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Still looking for that perfect xmas gift? What could be better than a book on the cloud?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 14th, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: We've come a long way in 50 years. Or have we? Alan Kay : I believe ARPA spent $ 175,000 of 1968 money for that one demo. That’s probably like a million bucks today. Bill English : What we did was lease two video circuits from the phone company.

How DevOps Should Use DBaaS (Database-as-a-Service) To Optimize Their Application Development

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This post was written by Wendy Dessler of The Blog Frog. Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is quickly gaining in popularity across the tech world. These software platform solutions helps users easily manage their database operations without having to really understand any of the abstractions.

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How Ably Efficiently Implemented Consistent Hashing

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This is a guest post by Srushtika Neelakantam , Developer Advovate for Ably Realtime, a realtime data delivery platform. You can view the original article—H ow to implement consistent hashing efficiently —on Ably's blog.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 5th, 2018

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Hey, wake up! It's HighScalability time: Halloween is early. Do you know what's hiding inside your computer? Probably not. bloomberg ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud?

How to Improve MySQL AWS Performance 2X Over Amazon RDS at The Same Cost

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AWS is the #1 cloud provider for open-source database hosting, and the go-to cloud for MySQL deployments. As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to get in front of performance issues, such as high latency, low throughput, and replication lag with higher distances between your users and cloud infrastructure.

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Slow MySQL Start Time in GTID mode? Binary Log File Size May Be The Issue

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Have you been experiencing slow MySQL startup times in GTID mode? We recently ran into this issue on one of our MySQL hosting deployments and set out to solve the problem. In this blog, we break down the issue that could be slowing down your MySQL restart times, how to debug for your deployment, and what you can do to decrease your start time and improve your understanding of GTID-based replication. How We Found The Problem.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 7th, 2018

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Hey, it's HighScalability time: Get antsy waiting 60 seconds for a shot? Imagine taking over 300,000 photos over 14 years, waiting for Mount Colima to erupt. Sergio Tapiro studied, waited, and snapped. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon.

Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook

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Google has released a new book: The Site Reliability Workbook — Practical Ways to Implement SRE. It's the second book in their SRE series. How is it different than the previous Site Reliability Engineering book? David Rensin, a SRE at Google, says : It's a whole new book.

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Public Cloud Postcentralization is the Thin Edge of the Wedge into the Enterprise

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Like an amoeba the public cloud is extending fingerlike projections to the edge in a new kind of architecture that creates a world spanning distributed infrastructure under one centralized management, billing, and security domain.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: This is your 1500ms latency in real life situations - pic.twitter.com/guot8khIPX. — Ivo Mägi (@ivomagi) November 27, 2018. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (31 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!) book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. They'll love it and you'll be their hero forever.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 29th, 2018

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Hey, it's HighScalability time: Rockets. They're big. You won't believe how really really big they are. Corridor Crew ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 19th, 2018

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Hey, wake up! It's HighScalability time: Now that's a cloud! The largest structure ever found in the early universe. The proto-supercluster Hyperion may contain thousands of galaxies or more. Science ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it.

Fighting the Ecosystem Wars in the Proactive Cloud

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This article is a chapter from my book Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. It has 30 reviews on Amazon! If you like this chapter then you'll love the book. The cloud is always busy proactively working for you in the background.

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In Defense of Humanity—How Complex Systems Failed in Westworld **spoilers**

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The Westworld season finale made an interesting claim: humans are so simple and predictable they can be encoded by a 10,247-line algorithm. Small enough to fit in the pages of a thin virtual book.